McQueen Sales Soar, Show To Go On

In a unsurprising turn of events following Alexander McQueen’s tragic suicide last week, sales of clothing from the late designer are surging. According to Draper’s, “sales of iconic Alexander McQueen pieces soared 1,400% at the end of last week.” Big sellers included a an iconic McQueen skull scarf and men’s tees, no doubt thanks to the fact that each item is one of the most affordable McQueen pieces one can buy. But, that’s not to say tailored jackets and garments of all stripes aren’t selling in record numbers as well.

(‘DiggThis’)As for future McQueen collections, nothing is certain. But, Fashionolgie for one heard from “a well-placed source that Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2010 collection was basically finished before his tragic death on Thursday — the design team completed final fittings last week.” The claim makes sense given the fact that the Frockwriter recently spoke with the organizers behind Paris Fashion Week, the Chambre Syndicale, and apparently there has been “no change” to McQueen’s previously scheduled March 6 show.

In the meantime speculation is flying left and right that Gucci Group, which owns a majority stake in Alexander McQueen, plans to keep the label open under the direction of a designer from within the brand and that it plans to shutter the house as it can’t be profitable without its namesake.

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